Tag: A350

Airbus A330 and A350 Cabins Could Be Modified for Cargo

Reading Time: 2 minutes Currently air cargo is one of the very few niches in aviation which is still active. And active at such a level that it is facing an immediate capacity shortage.  The capacity offered by freighter aircraft is not enough. For this reason a number of passenger airlines, which have their planes on the ground, are […]

Airbus Defines Liquid Prohibited Zone in Cockpits of A350

Reading Time: < 1 minute Following two un-commanded engine in-flight shut-downs caused by the inadvertent liquid spillage on the centre pedestal in the flight deck on Airbus A350 aircraft, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has issued an Emergency Airworthiness Directive (AD). The initial results of investigations point out that after the liquids appeared on the system, abnormal operation […]

350th Airbus A350 to Fly for Air France

Reading Time: < 1 minute The 350th Airbus A350 has left the final assembly line in Toulouse to reach Air France and start its commercial operations to Bamako and Abidjan shortly. This is already the fourth A350 handed over to Air France. The brand new widebody was named Nice and it joins the Toulouse, Lyon and St. Denis de la […]

Airbus Commercial Aircraft 2019: Records In Greater Detail

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus has released its official numbers for 2019. The year appeared to be record-breaking, at least in terms of aircraft delivered: 863 planes to 99 customers worldwide.  The amount of aircraft handed over to operators and leasing companies in 2019 has marked the eight per cent increase compared to 2018, when Airbus also broke its […]

Airbus Increases A350-1000 Maximum Seating Capacity to 480

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has been cleared by EASA to increase its A350-1000 maximum seating capacity from 440 up to 480 through the installation of modified Type A+ exit. The permission to develop a new emergency exit system with a dual-lane evacuation slide on all four pairs of doors was granted by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). […]

Airbus Activity in September: 71 Deliveries & 41 Orders

Reading Time: < 1 minute For Airbus September appeared to be busy. Or at least busier than the previous month. The European planemaker succeeded in securing 41 orders and delivering 71 aircraft. In terms of deliveries, Airbus handed its single-aisle and widebody planes to 42 customers in total. 48 out of 71 planes were the aircraft of the A320 Family […]

Aeroflot Starts Phasing out Its Airbus A330s

Reading Time: 2 minutes In preparation for the arrival of the all-new Airbus A350 wide-body long-haul aircraft next year, Aeroflot, Russia’s largest airline, has started phasing out its Airbus A330 fleet. VQ-BCQ, the first of three of the long-haul A330-300s to be retired this year, left the carrier’s Sheremetyevo Airport base for Chinese MRO provider HAECO’s base in Hong […]

Airbus Sees Insatiable Hunger for Its Widebody Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus has released the review of its performance in July in terms of aircraft orders and deliveries. As the report shows, performance indicators are growing: 33 orders and 69 deliveries across its all product lines. If we talk about orders, the major demand is seen for the widebody planes. 20 A350 XWBs were booked by […]

Will Qantas Launch New World’s Longest Flight?

Reading Time: 2 minutes The “Project Sunrise”. It is the name of the project aimed at a possibility of launching a new longest commercial flight in the world. The initiative comes from Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia, for the London-Sydney route. In case plans become a reality, it would take 10,000+ nautical miles (18,520+ km) and 20+ hours […]

British Airways Welcomes Its First Airbus A350-1000

Reading Time: < 1 minute British Airways, the flag carrier airline of the United Kingdom, has finally welcomed its first out of 18 Airbus A350-1000 aircraft. The plane which arrived at the airline’s hub at London Heathrow, makes British Airways the first within the International Airlines Group (IAG) to operate this type. Prior to deploying the widebody aircraft for long-haul […]